Russian Charoite Inlay on Macassar Ebony

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Project by BENTWOOD posted 02-16-2014 04:04 AM 1831 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to using some Russian charoite for a wedding set.

Probably a bit too feminine for the majority here on LJ’s huh? :)


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#1 posted 02-16-2014 04:17 AM

I really like the contrast in these. Nice work!

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 04:27 AM

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 04:47 AM

No, not too feminine at all. Look very nice.

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 05:36 AM

nicely done – as usual!

-- "I'm not afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths." - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 06:43 AM

Very nice…what is Russian charoite a stone or a inlace?

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#6 posted 02-16-2014 06:46 AM

Congratulations, they are beautiful.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 02-16-2014 11:05 AM

Two more beautiful rings Shannon and just perfect for a Wedding set. Keep making and posting them, I always enjoy seeing your creations.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 02-16-2014 12:25 PM

Wouldn’t know Russian Charoite from limestone but these are beautiful

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 02-16-2014 01:52 PM

Classy work! Thanks for posting this for all LJ to see!

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#10 posted 02-16-2014 02:27 PM

Stunning!! Love the color contrasts!

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#11 posted 02-16-2014 02:47 PM

I agree with the others, the colors blend well together.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 02-16-2014 03:09 PM

Those are pretty cool. Really like the inlay… I have tried to make my own six times, and failed six times.

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#13 posted 02-16-2014 03:19 PM

Wonderful work. This is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 02-16-2014 03:54 PM

Hi Shannon,

Beautiful rings! You say that you “finally got around” to it, but I say the results were well worth the wait. Beautiful combination of colors – I was wondering which type of wood would look best with the purple shades of Charoite, and as always, you found it!

Happy President’s Day!


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#15 posted 02-16-2014 06:05 PM

Thanks for the feedback fellow LJ members! I love this supportive woodworking community. :)

The stone charoite is new to me as well. My awesome uncle was so kind to bring some back from Russia.


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